ORIGIN OF KARAGWE KINGDOM

THE ORIGIN OF KARAGWE KINGDOM

  • Karagwe kingdom extended between Rwanda and Burundi, Lake Victoria, and the Northwestern part of Tanganyika.
  • The settlers in this area were Bantu who carried out farming and grew crops like millet, and sorghum.




  • They had come from the southwest around the 15th and 16th centuries.
  • However the Bantu are said to have stayed in this region for 43 centuries before migrating north East to Bunyoro and Toro.
  • Later a section of these returned to Karagwe after the Luo invasion.
  • By the time of their return, they had combined with the Chwezi.
  • They reached Karagwe around the 16th century and set up the Hinda dynasty

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